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mcdowell-mountain-musicThree days of live music, thousands of concert goers, two stages, and three nights of after hours shows at Crescent Ballroom The McDowell Mountain Music Festival is going to take Downtown by storm. A big, music-loving storm.
If you haven’t purchased tickets yet for the March 22 – 24 blowout featuring the likes of The Shins and The Roots at Margaret T. Hance Park, now is a good time to get in on the fun. Good news: The lineup for the ninth annual installment spans genres and features several local bands alongside national acts like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Yonder Mountain String Band, Balkan Beat Box and psychedelic rockers Dr. Dog.
Food trucks, beer from San Tan Brewery and Deschutes, drum circles and a Kid’s Zone will round out the festival experience.
Urban camping is available for $50 a night, while METRO light rail and a free Downtown bus to parking garages and businesses in the core will make transport to and from the festival easy for those commuting.
Even more good news: the festival supports family-based charities, and proceeds will be donated to Ear Candy Charity, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and UMOM New Day Centers.
Stay tunes for special Deals Downtown being offered to festival ticket holders and a chance to win one of three VIP packages the Downtown Phoenix Partnership be giving away throughout March.
Tickets are $120 for all three days, $150 for the whole package, and between $40 and $55 for each day. You can get tickets here.